Doc Talk: Can your bones weather a fall?

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that often shows up only after a fracture, but steps can be taken to prevent it

It was a fall that led to Madam Ong making an unscheduled visit to Toa Payoh Polyclinic.

The 58-year-old stallholder had walked slowly into the consulting room. She looked like she was in pain.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2019, with the headline 'Can your bones weather a fall?'. Print Edition | Subscribe